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Electrical Power Outage In Your House?

Wednesday, Nov. 30th 2016

Electrical Power Outage In Your House?

When the lights go out in your home, it is important for you to stay calm and to not panic. Here are some tips from JMC Electric should you find yourself and your family in an electrical power outage. It’s not as bad as you think.

Electrical Power Outage Tips

Here in Kansas City, the weather is getting colder. If the heat in your house is electrical, make sure you and your children bundle up in several layers of clothing. Since the weather is colder, you should close all doors and windows, putting up the curtains to keep all the heat inside the house. Homes with fireplaces, it wouldn’t be bad to start one up. Just be careful. Now your water heater is most likely insulated, which can keep the hot water inside hot for a couple days. If you use your hot water sparingly, you’ll be able to make it last. Just like using the hot water sparingly, opening your refrigerator and freezer should be kept to a minimum to keep the temperature inside as cold as possible so your food doesn’t perish. If food starts looking bad, it’s not worth keeping anyway.

Unless it’s a life threatening emergency, you don’t have to call 911.

Investigating what might be wrong during an electrical power outage seems logically for many homeowners. When the lights go out, having a flashlight handy in a specific spot around the house you can find with your eyes closed will help you move around without getting hurt. If you should see any low or downed wires, do not go near them, because serious injury or death could happen. If you don’t feel like checking your main electrical panel, you can still check for a tripped breaker or blown fuse. Now if you don’t find anything, or don’t feel like checking at all, you can call JMC Electric at 913-362-2100. We provide 24 hour emergency service.

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